Provide a meal

You can transform lives this Easter with the gift of a meal! Hundreds of hungry, homeless men, women and children will come through our doors this Easter season and with your help each will receive a hot and nutritious meal.

Catholic Charities is the largest, most comprehensive social service and civic impact organization and provider of meals in the Twin Cities, serving an average of 3,312 meals and snacks each day. For just $1.91 you can provide a meal to someone living in poverty, for $20.00 you can feed a homeless family for a day.

Meals by the numbers

More than a million meals

Catholic Charities served a total of 1,160,665 meals and snacks across all our program sites in 2016, with more than 351,000 meals served last year at the Dorothy Day Center alone.

More than a million pounds

Catholic Charities receives over 748 tons of donated food from local agencies and businesses annually, but it is not enough…we need your help to purchase and prepare more than $1 million worth of food each year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your gift helps provide fresh fruits and vegetables at all Catholic Charities sites. Salad bars are available at multiple locations.

Catholic Charities overall spending on administration and fundraising is well below the Charities Review Council’s strict accountability standards recommended maximum of 30%. Catholic Charities is rated 4 Stars by Charity Navigator for accountability and transparency.

Catholic Charities respects the privacy of all donors and prospects. We believe in safeguarding personal donor information. Donor names, addresses and any other personal information provided will be used only by Catholic Charities to inform donors and prospects of activities including program updates and outcomes, special events, and funding requests. If at any time a donor chooses not to receive these communications, the individual can remove their name from the agency’s mailing list by contacting the Development office. Read our Donor Privacy Policy

Your employer may be able to match your donation. Contact your human resources department to see if your employer has a matching gift program.

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